The beginning of the school year fills us with many emotions. Whether it is excitement, nerves, regret, anticipation. The list is long. I have had the opportunity to experience the first day of school as a student, teacher, administrator, coach and parent. Although each experience is unique, there are some common threads as well. The one I want to explore a bit is that feeling of a “new beginning” or fresh start. A new beginning allows us the opportunity for new goals and visions for what’s ahead. Read more about Convocation Challenge, 2016 - Coach DeBoer >
If you attend church regularly, you probably have a Sunday morning routine. It might not vary much from week to week. Each week you follow familiar paths to a familiar place to worship with familiar people.
Familiar is good.
To be able to come, week after week, to a certain place to worship with certain people, is a gift. It is a gift we often take for granted. Read more about Worship -- Local Pastor >
Each week we take a period of time for Professional Development. This article below (taken from a school practicing Teaching for Transformation, the program we are working to implement) shows what we are trying to achieve. The Teaching for Transformation framework is designed to shape our students lives, not just create another task for them (or our teachers) to master. Read more about Professional Development >
“The earth is the Lord’s and everything in it.”
That’s what the Bible says, and so we have to trust it. That means everything is open game; all that we encounter is in the process of redemption, and believers are always supposed to be actively engaged in the process of restoration. Read more about Empty Spaces -- High School Teacher >
Here I am. I’m ready to leave the town of Lynden, the school of Lynden Christian, my family, my friends, and my home to pursue a future where nothing is guaranteed but everything is attainable. It’s as if I’m an airplane, sitting at the end of the runway, ready to accelerate. But in order to take off, everything on the airplane must be in fully operational condition. The structural design must be up to the stress of takeoff because even the smallest fault will lead to disaster. Read more about Senior Presentations - Design >
This past winter, My dad and I embarked on our road trip with big imaginations and tentative plans. While the whole trip didn’t go exactly as expected, that wasn’t always a bad thing. We found that the joy and adventure came from the unexpected. Read more about Senior Presentation -- Road Trip >
I have attended Lynden Christian schools all the way from pre-school to senior year, and, throughout my school career at LC, there have been good times and bad times. LC has taught me a lot about myself. It has taught me that I am a hard worker and can push my way through anything that comes my way. But, on the bad side, it has shown me that I can take my responsibilities for granted and misuse them. Read more about Senior Presentations -- Hard Lessons in Grace >
Living in a small town you only see yourselves as others see you, but the minute you leave you are exposed to a whole new side of yourself. Every other year my family and I go to Africa. By traveling there every other year, I have really found a passion and love for new places. Africa is a place where my heart can find true happiness and joy, and, because of my experience there, traveling is something this will forever and always be in my life. Read more about Senior Presentation - Packing Up >
For those of you who don’t know me, let me tell you something about my life that I think is kind of interesting and a little unusual. I come from a family that, for lack of a better term, could be considered “bookish.” Pretty much, we really like books. A lot. And just languages in general. Read more about Senior Presentation - Story of My Life >
Over the last couple months my faithful dog Jake and I have brought a message to chapels from Kindergarten through 8th grade. The message is that for some students school causes anxiety, loneliness and difficulty. Nothing about their day is easy. Often times these things go unnoticed. Read more about Creation Reveals the Heart of God - LC Teacher >